Ideas for Family Outdoor Explorations
What can be better than exploring the out-of-doors with your family?! Whether it is a formal hike or a pleasant bike ride on the C & O Canal, being outside together is a great way to spend a weekend or a vacation/holiday together. Don't be hesitant to get kids outside, even if the weather is not perfect (it seldom is!). This resource can give you some great encouragement!
If you want ideas for things children can do now, check out this page!
Family Outdoor AdventuresPVAS's programs for families are designed to help you and your children explore nature throughout the year. Each activity is appropriate to the time of year and habitat of the specific location. Programs are held in a different place, such as the C&O Canal, Yankauer Nature Preserve, Cool Springs Nature Preserve, Shannondale Springs, Eidolon Nature Preserve, or Flowing Springs Park. Families are encouraged to return at a later date to do more exploring on their own.
New Family Adventures are posted on the Events Calendar so check back often for updates!
Preregistration is required and registrations are sometimes limited. Cost is kept to a minimum, but some activities (like caving) may be higher. For questions or more information about each event, contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org)
If you would like to be a volunteer program leader for Family Outdoor Adventures or have an idea for a natural area we should explore, let us know!
Past Family Outdoor Adventures
Family Fort Day at Yankauer Preserve
Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure